Is it just me or do many of us forget about baked fruit as desserts? When I think of the word dessert what always comes to mind is cookies, cakes and chocolate. Rarely do I think of fruit. But since going vegan and loosing weight, I’ve found fruit as my best friend to combat that sweet tooth craving I have oh so regularly and makes for a simple, easy dessert.
Baked pears are so wonderful! They are soft, sweet and look super fancy if you want to wow your guests. You can easily get this dessert together in 5 minutes and baking time is only about 20-25. Soon, you’ll be feasting on fruit! (Side note: check out Natalie’s Blog https://www.feastingonfruit.com/ amazing mostly vegan recipes and I just love her catchy name!
Pears are an underrated fruit in my opinion. People don’t think about pears! Pears are so nutritious and have amazing health benefits such as:
High in fiber
Aids in weight loss
Improves heart health and digestion
Can help fight diabetes
Moral of the story— EAT MORE PEARS!
We needs just a few ingredients for this recipe:
For this recipe all you need to do is grab a couple of pears, slice them and scoop out the seeds. You can use a melon baller if you have, or a TBSP measuring spoon, or just a normal spoon. As long as your pears are nice and ripe, the seeds should come out easily. Make a nice circular hole in your pears so lots of filling can get in.
Next, sprinkle the pears with some coconut sugar and cinnamon. If you don’t have coconut sugar, you can drizzle some pure maple syrup over them as well-yum! Then fill the scooped out holes with chopped nuts. I used walnuts, but pecans or even almonds would be really good.
Pop it in a 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes until they are soft, tender and a little wilted. I use my Breville Convection oven for a recipe like this because why heat up my whole oven! Take them out and let them cool slightly before eating. You can serve as is, or add a side of ice cream or yogurt if you wish!
Sweet Baked Pears
- 2 Bosc Pears sliced in half
- 2 tsp coconut sugar or pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Slice the pears in half and scoop the seeds out, making a hole for filling.
Sprinkle the pears with the coconut sugar and cinnamon evenly.
Add in the chopped walnuts to where we scooped out the seeds.
Pop it in a 350 degree oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until soft and wilted. Serve as is or with some ice cream or yogurt.
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